Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It Sucked and then we all laughed about it

Last night, we went to go see dooce as she was in town doing a reading for her new book. I zoomed there after class where lovely Mindy had been waiting for an hour to get us seats in the second row.

After what seemed like forever as the room filled up so much that they had to shut it off, dooce came in and read from her book. Chosen topics: boobs and sex.

Then we waited in line to get our books signed!!!

Well, actually Emily and Jennifer waited. Mindy peed, and I had to go ask the lost and found if anyone turned my phone in. In my rush to change from sweaty teaching clothes, I left it in the bathroom. Now, my phone is as old and boring (i mean you can't even play solitaire on it)so I'm hoping it makes it to lost and found so I can go claim it. Something funny is that as he was writing my name and what I lost into the lost and found book, he asked "what's your phone number so I can call you if it turns up?" but i digress.. It was a fun night and I read dooce every day, now I have a whole book of her!

Famous blogger dooce with much shorter, non-famous bloggers vita.min, Strippy Longstocking, BettyCrockerAss, and emulls

Monday, March 30, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009


Tonight, we had a delightful dinner with the McMillers

As I got ready to post this, I remembered that Ashleigh was concerned about my parenting skills. hmmm..


Something worth mentioning....

Tonight, Spanktasia sold out.

Like, it was a full house and they had to turn people away at the door, not the kind where we do something lame for the sake of being famous.

it was cool.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Burlesque Thursday

Here we go again! Thursday is show day. This one, sadly, is the last one for a whole month and throughout all of April, Thursday will approach and I'll be just a little sad. Tonite is also looking like it is going to be the biggest show yet, audience-wise. That's pretty exciting. Also, the show is getting videoed tonight. That's exciting too. I always get a little nervous, but these two things must be on my mind more than I think because I've been up since 4 am (don 't self) when I awoke to choreography brain. There's no getting rid of it and I just had to lay there and go through choreography until I gave up and got up. But I've practiced all my dances twice and went through my costumes and superglued the soles back onto my shoes. Now I am about to go start hair and makeup.. oh, and pack up all these fabulous costumes.

It never ceases to amaze me how much room skimpy costumes take up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'll hire you to plant tulips.. two lips, right here!

Little Pink Devotional has me thinking.... about listing the jobs that I should have and reviewing some of the jobs that I have had. Right now, as I sit here on unemployment, I wonder what's next. Some things I think could be the next me and some are further down the road....

Sales chick for something cool
Sales chick for something that isn't very cool, but excites the nerd in me
Owner/sole employee (for now) of business selling pasties and cool accessories
Operations/Logistics Manager for some small business I haven't met yet
Dance/fitness teacher (always)
Giant petting zoo/Animal consultant. OK, this job doesn't exist, but if it did it would mean that I have lots of animals and you could come hang out with them and we as a team could help pick what pet would fit into your life and I would find it for you. I'd probably set up and maintain fishtanks as well.
Vacation photographer
Personal closet organization/shopping/fashion consultant
Housewife to independently wealthy husband (John, get on that) so that I can do something above without concern of income
Unknown/To be determined.......

I regret few of the jobs I've had and even the ones that I hated, I certainly learned something from.... Some of them even made me a better and/or smarter and/or at least street smarter person. These are some of the jobs that I've had (including only jobs where I've gotten paid):

Sugar Beet weeder
Tree weeder
Stall Cleaner
Dance teacher
Bank Teller
Dinosaur Museum Guide/Dino Dig instructor
Receptionist/Scheduler at interior design company
Executive Assistant at furniture company
Admin at a software company
Receptionist at Bar Code hardware company
Admin at Bar Code hardware company
Salesperson at Bar Code hardware company
Salesperson at Golf Cart Part company
Salesperson/Tech support/Product Management/Marketing at software start up for Field Service software
Dance teacher (again)
Salesperson for Inventory/WMS Software
Burlesque Dancer

hmmm. I feel like each line is a puzzle piece.

hmm. I wonder what it's going to make.

Two things that make my life awesome.

the crown and the owl. :)
Thanks to Ben for being more sober than us and getting these shots.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!

Now this wasn't the day I came home or anything, but it must have been within year one.....and this is fall 1976 because Steph is pregnant with Casey....
I know this is a pretty early birthday because that's about the shortest my ponytails ever were...
I don't know what year this is, but boy, those cakes were the coolest things we had ever seen. This is me and cousin Lonna, who is also a March bday.
I'm assuming here I was turning 7.......
Us with Dirk and Lonna at another birthday. Sorry Anya, that smiley face that Xander does was apparently common when we were all little...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

So fun....

Last night's birthday party can be considered nothing short of a huge success. I made a Red Velvet cake from scratch. I didn't have enough red food coloring so I put blue in there too so it was more like a purple velvet cake. I also made homemade cream cheese frosting and John frosted it. It turned out absolutely delicious! and on top of that, my hair turned out cute! I was surrounded by all sorts of friends and some of those friends made new friends with some of the other friends. I love when that happens. We ate and drank and played Pin the horn on the unicorn. BFF Kimberly had decorated the room with balloons, including this, the best balloon EVER!

I brought her home and now she's even found true love!

Also, today I was still wearing my birthday crown and the gal at Starbucks gave me my frappacino for free!! Bonus!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Here's hoping he was just nearsighted...

Overheard from the audience mob last night as I was scurrying back to the dressing room in my pasties after my solo...

"I need to put my glasses on!"

to borrow a phrase from Agent Rhinestone, oh great.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Party to me!

Back in the olden days before we had lots of performances, my birthday party was kind of a big deal. The basement got transformed into a cowboy bar, where we drank beer out of coolers and everyone came in cowboy outfits. and for the late crowd, we busted out the moonshine. oh, also one year, John even brought me hay bales. He'd also put speakers down there so we could two step and line dance and dear friend Chris did the honor each year of printing out line dancing instructions from the interweb and teaching us all a fun little dance. I always secretly hoped that someone would get me a mechanical bull for my birthday, but no one ever did so I had to make my own cow. You can't ride her, but she's still pretty awesome. I'm trying to decide if I should drag her along to THIS YEAR'S BIRTHDAY PARTY?!?!?!? ta-da!!!!

With some friend persuasion, I decided to bring back the birthday party this year and BFF Kim made this fancy invite. (and that chick on there looks pretty good for someone who's going to be 34!) This party is non-themed, since right now every Thursday is a theme night , but you should totally come and have some cake.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The perfect activity for inclement weather!

Since it just doesn't seem like it's ready to get nice yet (well, except for Friday, when we got to spend a kick ass day out on the motorcycle...), and we can't really go out for patio drinks and picnics, we must find new ways to have fun! So, last Tuesday, JJ and I met up with Mindy and Milo for some soaking pool at the Kennedy school and some beers. Awesomely enough, we had the pool all to ourselves except for one nice lady with her young daughter. It was Milo's first time and he wasn't as excited about it as we grown ups were. We thought it was awesome. Here is John with Mr. Frog.

Framing my shot...
Mindy and Milo.. Those are real tears in his eyes!! Poor baby!
beer time? yes.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I got nothin'

So today... woke up late. Made breakfast. Got groceries. Got coffee. Went for a jog. Dragged Husband off the couch to join me for a sandwich and beer at Bridgeport... Hawthorne Theatre jukebox/drinks and then home. Nothing happened. ..seems kind of perfect.

Friday, March 13, 2009


So, in this show I have some fast costume changes.... I like this.. It makes the show more fun for me. In one of them, part of what makes it happen is that I keep on the bottoms from my solo when I change into my duet costume. Little things like this make the difference between making the costume change or not. In this case, I probably have about 1:25 to change. Now, on a side note, I love this kind of pressure. it spins my natural tendencies into high orbit and puts my logistics degree into practical use. But tonight, I erred. I forgot to keep my bottoms from my solo on. I got ready for my duet and on the way out the door realized I had no panties on. Now, I had a skirt, and underneath that skirt were my fishnets and my modesty thong, but no costumey bottom. and we had a kick line. Now its not like there was going to be any exposed under skirt nudity or anything, but I didn't have on bottoms. Even though this is a burlesque show, this was unplanned! Oh the horror! This stuff doesn't happen to me..... but tonight, it did....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Show Day!!!!

Hawthorne Theatre Lounge

I love show day!!! Muah!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


If you hang around with John and me, it's likely that you'll hear this word. It originates from a true story of a trip to Fred Meyer. I was standing in the checkout line behind this guy and this is my retelling of him talking to the checkout guy...

"yeah, so i'm gonna go home and watch the game, dude, and my girls coming over, ya know? That's why I have the roses, brah, so she doesn't think i'm like, ya know brah, not paying attention to her, right dude? I got toilet paper too so ya know dude, she can like, do whatever she wants. but i ain't got no feminine products or nothin' dude, ya know, brah. Thanks dude, brah.


i almost wish i could see in his brain to get a glimpse of what he thought a day in the life of a girl was like. almost.

Monday, March 9, 2009


I was just walking past a church, where a kid of about 10 was standing outside and opened the door to yell in "its snowing again, just like yesterday!"

the voice answered back from within the church "what the hell?!"

Friday, March 6, 2009

Something good.

Today we went to the doc to get the results from John's PET scan last week. It came back totally clear. No pets. Which means John did not eat the kitty.

It also means that it showed no cancer. none. Based on what they told us prior to the scan, we kind of expected to see some little splotches of it. But they didn't even show us the scan. Cuz there was nothing to see. Some unexpected good news is something that we haven't had in quite a while. Now, he still has to go on the insanely expensive drug to keep the cancer from coming back and neither of us have jobs and we'll have to get him on COBRA once the paperwork gets here so that he has continuous health coverage and so we're not out of the woods but today at least, nothing more was heaped onto our pile and with some good news, it feels like the cloud that has been hanging over that pile moved on.

Also, we don't have to go back to the doc for 2 months.

We're totally buying a lottery ticket today.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We make the rockin' world go 'round...

I know I've mentioned it before, but my class is one of the best things on this earth. like, really. Now from my vids, you don't get to see the individual progress of each student, or the songs that some of them just really embrace, or the ones that turn into staples that encourage new people to stay in class, or any of the other little things that makes every single one of them so super special. Every time I tape a routine, I watch every version I taped enough times to watch each girl in the video to see her specific interpretation. it elates me.

This particular routine is special. First, I loved it the first time I taught it, a while back. Second, one of our Vega students requested some private lessons to this song to be performed by her and her bridesmaids for her new husband at their wedding reception, unbeknownst to him. awesome. (PS she's not in this video because she's pregnant, the dance totally worked...) Third, I have a secret dream of doing this routine on a grand scale. I want to broadcast a one hour workshop at Vega one random weekend and have everyone, I mean everyone, learn it. Then I want to march our asses down to Pioneer Square and dance it. I'd invite the news and everything. It wouldn't mean anything and would be over in a minute and a half, but dude, it would be kick ass. you should come. This is for everyone with a Bubble Butt, Budunkadunk, or Junk in your trunk.... Here's your inspiration:

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, March 2, 2009

No stories today...

life is upside down right now.... Sometimes, being a person is hard... Eely Eelerton has no such worries, she knows she'll eventually find the shrimp... or if she takes off a whole finger, that might be tasty too.